Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.37
Liaison Benjamin Newton
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Central Community College
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

Project Growing Pathways to STEM (Project GPS) is conducting avian research in Columbus on a barn swallow population that is showing phenotypic variations that could be explained by various causes. The mutation being studied was last noted in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Blood and feather assays are being conducted in an attempt to identify the cause of the mutations.
Project GPS is also studying native bluebird populations. The goal of this study is to create a smart next box that allows for monitoring from a mobile device as opposed to traditional catch and release methods. The smart nest boxes will allow student scientists to monitor bluebird populations even during the winter.
Monarch butterflies are raised from the larval stage by the Environmental Sustainability Office each year. The adult butterflies are tagged before being released.

Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:

We had a library resource guide for climate change and sustainability research

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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